rooster has the poxs.. info on where it came from

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by augiedranch, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know pox comes from mosquitoes, but where do the mosquitoes get it? this is awful! i have a healthy, closed flock of chickens.. why does this happen? are all 25 of my others going to die?!
     
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ivan3 was kind enough to post this link for me…you can take a look.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-diseases-AvianPox.html

    Unless it’s in the mouth and throat your roo will be fine. My flock came down with it at the beginning of summer and I didn’t even know what it was. They are all healthy, active, and full of live. I haven’t lost a single bird. It will eventually go away by itself but it will take time…a lot of time. I first noticed it on my red roo at the end of April and he still has a few black scabs left but it has spread to all of the other chickens and is slowly running its course through the flock.

    Edited to add:
    If your flock is closed then your roo must have been bitten by an infected mosquito as mine was. I also have a closed flock on ground that has never had chickens or any other livestock on it before. We cleared the area ourselves to build the chicken house and run...but I live in the Big Thicket and there are tons of mosquitoes.
     
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